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Najib dishes out goodies to offset upcoming GST

Budget holds out RM4.9b cash transfers to poor Malaysians, bonus to civil servants and automation grants to labour-heavy businesses

MR NAJIB Points out that since he assumed power in 2009, total private investments have hit a record RM219 billion, and that 437,000 high-paying jobs have been created.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S Prime Minister Najib Razak presented a mildly expansionary RM273.9 billion (S$107 billion) Budget 2015 to Parliament on Friday in a two-hour speech that sought to allay public concerns over the associated costs that would come from April 2015's implementation of a